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Leonora Carrington, 1917–2011

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Self-portrait (1937–38) by Leonora Carrington. Imagination and fantasy were two of the tools women artists used in the early decades of the 20th century to force their way into a male-dominated art world. The proliferation of illustrated books provided a creative platform in the Edwardian era for women shut out of art movements whose aesthetics […]

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Dalí’s Elephant

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Madhav Reading Stories of Devi (2007) by Sakti Burman. Dalí’s Elephant is a group exhibition at London’s Aicon Gallery that “traces the echoes of Surrealism in modern and contemporary art from the Indian Subcontinent.” The exhibition title refers to the gift ashtray which Salvador Dalí designed for Air India in 1967: In 1967 Air India […]

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Marsi Paribatra: the Royal Surrealist

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La Menace (1994). Two paintings by Princess Marsi Paribatra, a member of the royal family of Thailand who lists Dalí, Arcimboldo and Titian among her artistic influences. If it seems surprising that a princess should not only be an accomplished painter but also be possessed of a distinctly vivid imagination we might ask why this […]

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